The Bulldog Ant, is one of the biggest sized species of rodents in Australia, they typically measure 15-36mm in length. It is also commonly known as a Bull Ant Or Jumper Ant, is red/black in colour and has very long, straight, distinguishing mandibles that make them instantly recognisable with big eyes.
The Bull Ant scrounges for a protein-based food which dominatingly incorporates different kinds of insects. They likewise appreciate nectar, seeds and natural products. They are also capable of invading other colonies in which the queen can kill the original queen and make captives of the swarms.
Bull ants diet is mainly protein rich which predominantly contains other insects. They also enjoy fruits, nectar and seeds. They build colonies to protect the swarm and their queen, though from time to time, the queen takes over other colonies by killing the queen and have the ants from the other tribe become captive.
Almost an exclusive Australian species, they are widely dispersed across all states. Bull ants are extremely aggressive and are proven to be great hunters of larger insects. They live mostly outdoors in vegetative areas like forest and build their nests underground or in hollow tree trunks and rotten log. The nest can be difficult to locate since it as it features a small opening that’s covered In debris and moss. They will attack when they are threatened and intruders come close to their nest.
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